Italy’s largest lake lies between Brescia, Trento and Verona. Since the 19th century, it has been part of the Grand Tour of bourgeois tourism and is especially popular with German-speaking tourists. It offers plenty of artsy and sporty opportunities: village and villas (like the Vittoriale) set between the water and the mountains; cycle paths with breathtaking landscapes; supercool dance clubs on the lake’s shores and quays. Never heard of Jamaica beach?
This is Lake Garda: exotic sporting paradise and kingdom of dancing nightlife, especially in the summer, but enchanting all year round.